Diseases

Potato-blight

Gene editing could aid against potato oxidization, disease resistance

Since its introduction in 2015, CRISPR-Cas 9 has taken the scientific world by storm. Gene editing has allowed potato breeders to tackle major prod... more »

Miller Research to host annual potato pest management seminar

Miller Research will hold its annual potato pest management seminar Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Wilson Theater, 610 Fremont St., Rupert,... more »

Gowan targets biological development with EcoFlora Agro acquisition

Gowan Company has created a new business unit dedicated to biological development and innovation. As part of this initiative, Gowan has purchased the ... more »

Biological sprout inhibitor could stop fungal growth

2017 saw European retailers and potato growers scramble to comply with rules requiring lower rates of the commonly used sprout inhibitor chlorpropham ... more »

Soil health symposium coming from Washington State University

Registration is open for Washington State University’s upcoming “Building Soils for Better Potato Crops” symposium. The two-day event is sche... more »

Idaho Association of Plant Protection’s annual meeting set for early November

The Idaho Association of Plant Protection will hold its annual meeting Nov. 7-8, 2018, in Twin Falls. It will touch on numerous insects and bacteri... more »

Washington state secures funding for potato research, including on potato psyllid

The USDA, through their Specialty Crop Block Grants program, awarded over $600,000 to support three potato research projects to Washington state resea... more »

Late blight confirmed in Michigan’s Monroe County

Potato late blight has been reported in Michigan’s Monroe County. Late blight was confirmed by Michigan State University Diagnostic Services, and... more »

BASF completes acquisition of Bayer businesses, assets

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF’s crop protection... more »

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